In October last year, Instagram added a polling feature to its ephemeral stories. A few days ago, the company introduced a new tweak to polling when it included a questions sticker which provides your friends with a platform to submit questions that you can answer in a story post that you will make subsequently. According to the company, it is “a way to start conversations during moments when you don’t necessarily have a photo or video to share.” Another way to put it is that, it is a way to make sure that people get to post something even if they run out of ideas for the content of that post.
If you intend to make use of this feature and you don’t have an idea where to find it, check for it in the sticker drawer. When you visit your sticker drawer, tap it, type out a prompt, and place it on your post. By the time your friends see it, they can tap the sticker to send replies. Though it may be confusing in a way but, the replies will appear in the list of people who have viewed your story, which appears in the bottom-left corner of the post.
From there, you can tap the question to create a new story post. The question will be inserted into the story, and you can answer however you like. You’ll know who asked the question, but their username or photo won’t appear in the post.
From this point, you can tap the question to create a new story post. The question will be inserted into the story, and then you can reply to the question in whichever manner you wish. You will have an idea who asked the question, the only disappointing thing is that the person’s username or photo will not appear in the post. A question that cannot be neglected however is, “Wasn’t Instagram Direct was built for this purpose?
The questions sticker is already being released on both Android and iOS.